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Here’s Johnny! Clothes make the man and vice versa

Sunday, February 16, 2014
NBCJohnny Weir at the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.
SOCHI, Russia — He promised himself something the first time he ever laced up a pair of skates. It's the same thing Johnny Weir returns to in those quiet moments most evenings, just before the TV camera's "on-air" light flashes red. "I'm wearing makeup, a double necklace and a cream [...]

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Weir caught in a crossfire of ‘hate and scrutiny’ for not boycotting Olympics

Friday, January 17, 2014
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LYNDHURST, N.J. – Champion figure skater Johnny Weir said Thursday he has been caught up "in a crossfire" for not supporting a boycott of the 2014 Sochi Olympic games in the wake of Russia's anti-gay laws. [...]

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Johnny Weir apologizes after calling gay activists ‘idiots’ for anti-Russian protests

Tuesday, December 3, 2013
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NEW YORK — Former Olympic figure skater Johnny Weir apologized Tuesday after lashing out at gay rights activists during a speech at Barnard College, calling them “idiots” for their anti-Russian protests, which he labeled “useless.” [...]

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Three-time U.S. figure skating champion Johnny Weir retires, joins NBC for Sochi

Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Elaine Thompson, APIn this Jan. 24, 2010 file photo, Johnny Weir performs during an exhibition at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships in Spokane, Wash.
NEW YORK -- Known as much for his outrageous costumes and comments as his intriguing skating, Johnny Weir is leaving the ice for the broadcast booth. [...]

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Johnny Weir will not be competing in Sochi Olympics

Tuesday, September 17, 2013
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Johnny Weir won't be going to the Sochi Olympics. At least, not as a skater. U.S. Figure Skating confirmed Tuesday that the two-time Olympian did not register for the qualifiers for the national championships, where the Sochi team will be selected. [...]

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U.S. champion Olympic figure skater Johnny Weir marries partner

Monday, January 2, 2012
Johnny Weir and Victor Voronow
NEW YORK -- Out Olympic figure skater Johnny Weir, 27, tied the knot with boyfriend Victor Voronov, an attorney from Russian, in a New Year's Eve ceremony on Saturday, then tweeted the news to his nearly 103,000 Twitter followers. [...]

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Olympian Johnny Weir named grand marshal of Los Angeles gay pride

Wednesday, May 25, 2011
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U.S. figure skating champion Johnny Weir has been named grand marshal of the 2011 Los Angeles Gay Pride Parade. [...]

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Olympic figure skater Johnny Weir: I don’t celebrate being gay

Monday, January 10, 2011
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“I was born a white male, a white gay male, and I don’t celebrate being white or male, so why should I celebrate being gay?” U.S. figure skating champion Johnny Weir confirmed to the world that he's a gay man in his just-released autobiography, “Welcome to My World.” [...]

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